Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Demand soars for retirement village as show homes open

Seventy-one years-old Pam Fortune officially opened the show homes at the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village. Demand for the village is soaring and over 1,000...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Self Care Week highlights help available on the High Street

To mark Self Care Week (November 13 to 19) we are highlighting the role a High Street health expert can play in keeping people...

Making a splash: Yate Active Lifestyle Centre’s pools reopen

Customers were ready to take the plunge on Saturday (28 October) as the swimming pools at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre reopened following a seven-month,...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Cadbury Heath

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

New report sets out three public health ‘2020 challenges’

The latest annual report from South Gloucestershire’s Director of Public Health, Professor Mark Pietroni, describes work over the past year to help support the...

Woodleaze care home to be decommissioned

Members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet approved the decommissioning process for an ageing council-run care home in Yate on 4 September. Future arrangements will now...

Have your say on local pharmacy services

Residents across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region. The three local authorities...

Carers and young carers help launch South Gloucestershire’s priority actions for...

Young carers proudly presented their own version of the South Gloucestershire Carers Strategy at the launch of the new strategy on Wednesday 12 July. South...

Fostering makes a real difference

Could you care for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life? We are looking for foster carers from every background...

Councils come together to champion care and support workers

South Gloucestershire Council has joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign that raises the profile of care, and the positive...

Have your say on the Adult Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing...

Public consultation begins today on a new strategy that will guide local work to improve mental health for all adults living and working in...

New and enhanced service launched for victims of domestic violence and...

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are to benefit from an enhanced service which has been officially launched in South Gloucestershire. The charity Next Link...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

Public consultation has begun on a new joint strategy to guide the work of the South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board to improve the...

Change in governance arrangements introduced

Governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council changed to a Leader and Cabinet model at Wednesday 17 May’s Annual General Meeting. Under the new arrangements, the...

Dementia Awareness Week in South Gloucestershire

Events and activities are taking place across South Gloucestershire during Dementia Awareness Week (15 to 21 May). Cambrian Green Day Services, run by South Gloucestershire...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Hanham

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with Dementia’...

Council ‘determined to improve’ services for children

South Gloucestershire Council is determined to improve services for children, following publication of an Ofsted inspection report. The report follows a four-week inspection last November...

Over 40s in South Gloucestershire encouraged to have their NHS Health...

Anyone in South Gloucestershire who has received an invite from their GP to attend a NHS Health Check is encouraged to go for their...

Curtain raised on multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre

Customers can enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6 million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council. An...

Try a new activity for free this January with South Gloucestershire’s...

South Gloucestershire Council’s SportsPound programme has just seen the 450th participant sign-up to its free voucher scheme. Since its launch at the start of 2016,...

Hundreds of local people to get help to tackle rising diabetes...

Hundreds of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be offered tailored support to avoid the...

Men’s mental health issues highlighted through Movember

Staff and Councillors across South Gloucestershire Council have been sporting a selection of top-lip topiary throughout November as part of the international Movember campaign,...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils give...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils have voted to give their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of...

Have Your Say: Council Launches Public Consultation on 2017/18 Budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

South Gloucestershire smokers encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober...

We are gearing up for this year’s Stoptober campaign by encouraging residents to give up smoking throughout October and use the opportunity as a...

South Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival

The Discover Festival is back for another year offering a host of opportunities for residents to discover and enjoy something new in South Gloucestershire. South...

Have your say at Community Engagement Forums

Residents are encouraged to attend South Gloucestershire’s new Community Engagement Forums (CEFs) to have their say about local issues and provide feedback on areas...

Carers, dementia and falls prevention: have your say

From Monday 23 May, people in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to have their say on three draft strategies about carers, dementia and falls...

Council employees recognised for public service

Staff who provide excellent services to the people of South Gloucestershire were commended during the council’s Pride Awards yesterday (Wednesday 4 May). The awards are...

Care and Support workers recognised at awards ceremony

Judging for South Gloucestershire Council’s Care and Support Awards has taken place, with winners and finalists celebrated at an awards event on Wednesday 23...

Children’s community health services are changing

We are working together with South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), in partnership with neighbouring local authorities and NHS England,...

New bus network map for South Gloucestershire

Recent research shows that one in four South Gloucestershire residents are now catching the bus. To help you get around by bus we have...

Out and About – local walks between one and three miles

Walking helps you to get fitter, meet people, and explore your local area. Ideally we should all exercise briskly for at least 30 minutes...

Take part in a buggy walk

Buggy walks are a free sociable activity for parents and grandparents of very young children. Walking with a group is a great way to make...

Dementia friendly walking trail – Patchway

South Gloucestershire's walking for health team and dementia action alliance have been working with Southern Brooks community partnership to install bright red benches in...

Connecting Care

We are working with neighbouring authorities and the NHS to provide a better way of securely sharing information between health and social care staff. Connecting...

Stoptober and smokefree cars

The Stoptober challenge officially starts on 1 October and runs for 28 days. To help you get prepared, Smokefree South Gloucestershire offer free face-to-face support. For...